Rohingya refugees in one camp (Kutupalong)
of the refugees are under age 12
MAPIM providing humanitarian aid in Bangladesh
People directly assisted in 2019
Patient consultations at Medair-supported clinics
People received shelter assistance
In August 2017, violent attacks in Myanmar targeted the Rohingya people, burning their villages, and forcing families to flee for their lives to Bangladesh. Over 700,000 Rohingya took shelter on a small swath of land in Cox’s Bazar, which has become the largest refugee camp in the world. Families face risks from malnutrition, disease, inadequate shelters, and a lack of opportunities for the future. The Rohingya are not officially recognised by any country. They need to know they have not been forgotten.
How You Can Help
You can help Rohingya refugees know that people around the world care about them. Your support keeps families more safely sheltered during monsoon rains, nourishes their children, gives them free health care, and provides them with meaningful income as they work to help other families survive the crisis.
AUGUST 25, 2017
Following the pattern of the last four weeks, the intake of UMN (Undocumented Myanmar Nationals including Rohingya) refugees at the borders are reported to be decreasing.
Several ‘spontaneous sites’ erected along the roads in Ukhia, Teknaf, and Coxs Bazar have since been abandoned as the refugees have been moved to registered refugee camps in Balukhali, Kutupalong, Jamtoli, Mainnerghona and more than 20 refugee camps and ‘makeshift’ camps along Ukhia to Teknaf.
Bangladeshi infantry still control the humanitarian aid centers.
Aid in the form of food and non-food items must be registered and reported to every military commandant camp situated at every refugee camp in Coxs Bazaar.
APRIL 5, 2018
OUR HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS
(Click at the photos to see the detail of the projects)
Each block in a refugee camp like in Balukhali camp housing between 100-200 new refugee families needs to increase clean water resources by creating 200-300 tubewells is to reduce the water resource sharing ratio as a result of the density of the number of newly arrived refugees. Many of the newly arrived Rohingya refugees lack clean water sources for cooking, bathing, purification and ablution. [read more]
The sharp increase in Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh since 25 August 2017 requires emergency shelter and Non Food Item (NFI) items. NFI requirements are limited because they arrive with only what they can carry. The cost of the above necessities is around RM100-RM200.
Every year starting November-February, Bangladesh will enter cold weather of up to 8 degrees Celsius at certain times biting the bones of anyone in the Rohingya refugee camps. Imagine children and adults facing this situation every day without blankets, thick clothes or anything to wrap the body. [click image to donate]
Most new refugees in temporary settlements and spontaneous sites need immediate food assistance. MAPIM distributes food supplies to camps that still receive less assistance, including locations that are difficult for any NGO. [click image to donate]
MAPIM set up a mosque in Balukhali Camp which houses more than 400,000 newly arrived refugees. With an area of 3600 square feet, the mosque accommodates a congregation of 400-500 people at a time. Jami ’Balukhali Mosque has been used but is still in short supply. [click image to donate]
Rohingya Muslims also need financial assistance to start a better life. [click image to donate]
As a result of the contributions of Malaysians, MAPIM managed to build several toilets for the use of Rohingya Muslim refugees compared to the toilets they used before which were not perfect. However, the number of toilets built is not enough. [click image to donate]